EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Embedded
Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium today unveiled an independent benchmark
testing service intended to allow a wider range of companies to benefit
from EEMBC's embedded processor benchmark software.
The new service, offered by the EEMBC Technology Center (ETC) in
Sunnyvale, Calif., allows any company to make EEMBC benchmark testing an
integral part of its product development and release process -- without
tying up internal engineering resources. Using ETC likewise ensures that
benchmark runs are performed in strict adherence to EEMBC rules -- and
backed by the credibility and experience of the consortium's internal
EEMBC benchmarks scores are useful to designers of a wide range of
systems as an approximation of embedded processor performance and the
energy "cost" of this performance in automotive, digital entertainment,
office automation, telecom, and other embedded systems. The scores are also
widely used by processor vendors in the chip development process.
"In making this testing service available, we're responding to the
needs of potential and actual licensees and members for a reliable and
trustworthy resource that can supplement their own internal engineering
staffs, which often simply lack the time to do as much thorough processor
benchmarking as they'd like," said EEMBC Director of Technology Shay
Gal-On. "Our testing service has become even more pertinent for the
analysis of multicore-based systems."
ETC's benchmark testing services are distinct from the score
certification services offered to EEMBC members only. These new services
include porting and running the benchmarks, performance analysis, and, for
members only, preparation of platforms for benchmark score certification.
For further information, visit http://www.eembc.org.
EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops and
certifies real-world benchmarks and benchmark scores to help designers
select the right embedded processors for their systems. Every processor
submitted for EEMBC benchmarking is tested for parameters representing
different workloads and capabilities in communications, networking,
consumer, office automation, automotive/industrial, embedded Java, and
network storage-related applications. With members including leading
semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler companies, EEMBC
establishes benchmark standards and provides certified benchmarking results
through the EEMBC Technology Center.
EEMBC's members include Altera, AMD, Analog Devices, ARC International,
ARM, Broadcom, Cavium Networks, CEVA, Code Sourcery, Cypress Semiconductor,
EEMBC, esmertec, Faraday, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu
Microelectronics, Green Hills Software, Huawei Technologies Co, IAR Systems
AB, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Improv Systems, Infineon Technologies,
Intel, LSI, Marvell Semiconductor, Matsushita Electric Industrial,
MediaTek, Mentor Graphics, Microchip Technology, MIPS Technologies,
National Instruments, NEC Electronics, Nokia, Nvidia, NXP Semiconductors,
Oki Electric Industry Co, Qualcomm, Realtek Semiconductor, Red Hat, Renesas
Technology, RMI, Sony Computer Entertainment, ST Microelectronics, Sun
Microsystems, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Trango Virtual
Processors, VIA Technologies, and Wind River Systems.
EEMBC is a registered trademark of the Embedded Microprocessor
Benchmark Consortium. All other trademarks appearing herein are the
property of their respective owners.